Save Your Butter Wrappers …especially the ones that are the thick, foil type. The paper sort are suitable also but the foil type is best.
Place a flattened butter wrapper on top of whatever you’re cooking when you want the liquid to be absorbed or retained (rather than evaporate into the air). It adds another buffer between the food and the pot’s lid, and magically keeps the liquid from going up in steam.
This trick is good for cooking rice, slow-cooking meat (stews, soups, re-heating leftovers, etc.)
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